kidnapped Ishtabraq children shown by Nusra-Archive

Up to 26 women and children abducted earlier by Jabhet Al-Nusra in Idlib were set free today in an exchange deal that took place in Al-Sa’an village, Hama.

Local activists said that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) managed to release the abductees, without elaborating on the details.

Islamic Fighters of the Al-Nusra-led Jaysh Al-Fateh stormed the Alawite-populated village last April in their push to take over Jisr Al-Shughour city, massacring hundreds of civilians and kidnapping hundreds others, mostly women and children.

Ishtabraq, a small village located only a few kilometers to the southwest of Jisr Al-Shughour on the eastern slopes of Latakia Mountains, is populated by Alawites, the religious Shia sect to where President Bashar al-Assad belongs.

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